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Sunday, March 4, 2012

Mitzi's Spicy Beef Tacos

Spicy Beef Tacos

1 tablespoon of EVOO (or spray pan with cooking spray)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 onion, chopped
3/4 pound of lean ground beef
1 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
3/4 teaspoon of salt (or to taste)
1 can of Rotel tomatoes, undrained
8 small corn tortillas, lightly toasted just before serving

Coat a large skillet with EVOO or cooking spray. Over medium heat, brown beef, breaking up meat and adding garlic as it cooks, about 5-6 mins. Add cumin. coriander, salt, tomatoes; cook, stirring occasionally, until most liquid is absorbed. To toast tortillas, place directly on the oven rack (350 degrees) for a couple of minutes; flip over and leave in oven for another couple minutes, or until desired crispness.

Serve with shredded lettuce, low-fat grated cheddar cheese, homade salsa (see below for recipe) and guacamole.


Easy Salsa

1 14 oz can diced tomatoes
1 10 oz can Rotel tomatoes
1/2 small onion, roughly chopped
1 clove garlic, minced or grated
1 jalapeno, seeded or not
1 teaspoon of honey
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1-2 tablespoons of fresh chopped cilantro
juice of 1 lime

Put ingredients in food processor or blender; pulse a few times. Adjust seasonings to taste.

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